SCDF was alerted to the fire at Pulau Busing at about 5.50pm. After approximately 6 hours of intense firefighting operations, the raging oil storage tank fire was extinguished by the combined efforts of SCDF Emergency Responders and CERT members. 31 firefighting and support vehicles and 128 SCDF personnel were involved in the operations.
The SCDF-led operations was supported by a few related agencies such as the Police Coast Guard, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Republic of Singapore Navy and National Environment Agency.
Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, was on the island for a first hand account on the firefighting operations and to meet up with the SCDF Emergency Responders.